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Friday, February 4 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

The court of politics will decide who the next chief justice is

Favoured candidates Mlambo and Zondo come with baggage that is politically inconvenient for Ramaphosa

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
4 min read

Dirty hands are my mark of success, Dunstan Mlambo tells JSC

The Gauteng judge president is one of four candidates vying for the chief justice position

3 min read
Ideas FREE

Chasing the dopamine high of Wordle hi-fives? Try the word ‘rehab’

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Domestic victory: SA amends Domestic Violence Act. This is what it means

NGO MOSAIC says alignment between civil society activism and political will go a long way in dealing with the scourge

4 min read
News FREE

SA telescope captures clearest image ever of the centre of our galaxy

MeerKAT’s groundbreaking technology has revealed a host of new phenomena that’ll keep astronomers busy for years

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read

Cape mom invents parental app so kids can play it safe online

Parents get a heads up on cyberbullying, self harm threats and potential predators without spying on their children

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | At last! The three new GBV laws could make a real difference

Two years after Uyinene Mrwetyana’s murder, SA seems to be making huge strides in the battle against the scourge

1 min read

‘Made in China’ growth model is a factory of tears

Thuli would have Cyril look to China for guidance on building the economy, which is fine if you don’t value freedom

5 min read
Ideas FREE

And just like that Boris says he may smoke Bain, but not today

The UK prime minister says he will look into the firm, the SA arm of which ‘helped capture Sars’. When is another story

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Teaming up with the private sector is the state’s only way out

Programmes are there, but what’s missing is scale and speed of implementation. Sona should address this

By Alex Mabunda
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — February 4 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

To say I’m afraid is an understatement. It’s like waiting to be slaughtered

A proposed law could see Ghanaian LGBT+ advocates jailed for up to 10 years, with some forced into conversion therapy

By Francis Kokoroko
4 min read

This little piggy should not be on the market as a spare part for humans

Led by a Wolf, scientists plan to use pigs as heart donors, leading animal rights activists to huff and puff

By Riham Alkousaa and Ayhan Uyanik
2 min read

The clock is TikToking for Facebook as short-form video conquers the world

The social media giant’s stock plummets as ad revenue shifts to its more on-trend rival

By Tae Kim
2 min read

Is it bridge too far for Bezos’s massive new superyacht?

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s new 127m superyacht to force the dismantling of landmark Dutch bridge

By Devon Pendleton and Fred Pals
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Please look after me ... and 900 others: ‘Paddington’ inspires sanctuary

The only bear native to South America leads Bolivian woman and husband to turn their property into an animal shelter

By Monica Machicao and Santiago Limachi
1 min read

Dolly good show: Parton, Duran Duran up for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Other nominees include Lionel Richie, Eminem, Carly Simon, Beck, Kate Bush, Dionne Warwick and Eurythmics

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

Bob Marley’s daughter and grandson give London that ‘One Love’ feeling

Saatchi Gallery launches exhibition featuring memorabilia, photographs and personal items of the reggae star

By Edward Baran
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

This band of brothers plays hard to prove we can live together

The Blitzboks have captured SA’s heart, their popularity transcending boundaries in a still-divided country

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
2 min read

Experience will stand Senegal in good stead for Afcon final: Mane

The third/fourth bronze medal match at Cup of Nations has been moved forward to Saturday

By NICK SAID and MARK GLEESON
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE